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“Fascinating elusive tiger land” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park
Sawai Madhopur, India
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Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Group tours/safari
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Owner description: This wildlife sanctuary is famous for its population of tigers, a 1000-year-old fort and a rich diversity of flora and fauna.
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“Fascinating elusive tiger land”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

Tiger sighting becomes a thrill one day.You do not sight any. On some other day you are blessed in abundance. Birds make you love the place. I think the majestic horned Sambhar & Neel Guy (Antelope) must be from Ranthombhore.

Visited November 2011
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“Don't loose your time and money here”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

Guides are incompetent and hardly understand English they speak but if you ask something they won't understand. There are no tiger to see and absolutly nothing else but trees, a few birds and some gazelles. You pay for 3 hours, but with the driving and other peolple pick up you spend less than 2 hours in the park. Don't go

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

Liked - The swiss tent accomodations in the resorts nearby the core forest area.
Disliked -The horrible road between Dausa-lalsot. Spotting a tiger is very difficult, i believe Sariska had more wild life than Ranthambore. Ranthambore national park zone 1 and zone 2, we could only see monkeys,and few deers. Sariska was more lively.
There was more of canter safari @ ranthambor which cannot get inside very narrow tracks.Gypsy safaris are hard to get. Sariska was easier to get a gyspy safari and more fun.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“An afternoon in a Jungle- A trip to remember”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Ranthombore Tiger Reserve (RTR) was the first destination of our Rajasthan trip this November. We availed the RTR safari in the afternoon shift of 15th November. We stayed at RTDC hotel Vinayak and from there a 16-seated canter were supposed to pick us up. However, we all were so excited for the trip and it was our first ever trip for a tiger safari. Our hotel receptionist earlier collected all our necessary documents and informed us our vehicle no 457
When the Canter didn’t show up till 2.30 P.M we all became worried. As per the ticket, visiting timings for the afternoon trip was 2 P.M – 5.30 PM and it’s written, “The timings are vigorously imposed and no exceptions are made to this rule”. Our receptionist made some frantic calls to check for the pick up points of vehicle 457. Around 2.45 we made a call to forest department with the details of vehicle no n all but no help. At last the receptionist call to Jhoomar Baori castle and there also people were waiting for this 457 cantor.
We all were apprehensive in case of no-show of the canter, since at the next morning we were traveling to Jaipur. However, the canter showed up around 3.10 PM and we all were so irritated because we had already lost an hour for this coveted safari. From our place the canter again went for a pick up in ‘tiger machan resort’ and finally when it arrived to the main gate of the forest it was almost 4. We got zone 2. Just after entering thru the main gate the driver stopped the van and we were wondering what happened. The driver then showed us some crabs for photography. It was already 4.15 PM and we had just 1.15 hr left for the safari which hadn’t started yet (in the main jungle). However, Zone2 has the entry point thru the Ranthombore fort. We had visited the fort in the morning while we captured some amazing views of the forest from the top of the fort.
After entering into zone 2, I enjoyed the surroundings, we spotted different species of birds, and our naturalist was good to spot birds. We spotted different types of deer, nil guy and many but tiger. Someone said on the way, we were going towards a particular point where a tigress (no39) was spotted in the morning. When we reached that point, several canters were already present and I guess if the tigress was there also hidden somewhere, would have never come out because of the noisy canters. Since we were reaching towards the end time, we took an U turn thru a water body and returned to the main gate right at 5.30(vigorously followed..no exceptions!!!)

I wished if we could go to the tiger safari again in the next morning, but we already had booked tickets for Jaipur. Some people in our canter might have taken another trip in the morning. I wonder whether they had spotted any tiger then.

Tiger spotting is a matter of luck. I didn’t miss to enjoy the flavors of the jungle. We just had an hour in the jungle whereas we could have got more time to explore in the jungle if the cantor made it in the correct time.

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“Life is too short to do another Safari”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

After 2 attempts to safari Ranthambore (and previously 3 safaris in Africa & 3 in Sri Lanka), I have decided that life is too short to go on another Safari. No I didn't see the tigers - the other jeep did. No, I didn't see the wild pig, the guide did. No, I didn't see the things in the water move, they had clearly overdosed on fish valium. Yes I did take lots & lots of bad photos of elephants, deer, untold birds, hard to distinguish plants and other people's heads. And why do the "Safari Jeeps" have to have no suspension?

Visited October 2011
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